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The Question

John Kekes

in The Human Condition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199588886
eISBN:
9780191595448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588886.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter introduces and refines the questions to which the book provides an answer. The question is whether human well‐being depends on living in conformity to a moral order that permeates ... More


Increasing Control

John Kekes

in The Human Condition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199588886
eISBN:
9780191595448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588886.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The possibility of control over our actions is usually discussed in terms of the perennial and inconclusive dispute between determinists, libertarians, and compatibilists. This chapter makes a new ... More


Correcting Attitudes

John Kekes

in The Human Condition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199588886
eISBN:
9780191595448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588886.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The attitudes whose correction makes increasing our control possible are formed of beliefs, emotions, and motives whose objects are our desires. These attitudes lead us to commit ourselves to ... More


The genesis of secular modality

Brian Leftow

in God and Necessity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199263356
eISBN:
9780199263356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263356.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter sets out the genesis of secular modal status as a sequence, though in this context being earlier only means being presupposed by what follows. The steps are: God thinks up secular states ... More


Belief, Faith, Acceptance, and Hope

Robert Audi

in Rationality and Religious Commitment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609574
eISBN:
9780191731822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609574.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What is faith and how does it differ from belief? What are its varieties? How is it stronger than hope? Is it equivalent to acceptance? Under what conditions is it rational? Is it compatible with ... More


The Diversity of Religious Commitment

Robert Audi

in Rationality and Religious Commitment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609574
eISBN:
9780191731822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609574.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores some of the many facets of religious commitment. That commitment is not a matter of faith alone, but has volitional and other attitudinal elements. The commitment may be very ... More


To Have or To Be—II: Both—Within Innate Human Wholeness*

Tulsi Badrinath

in Chaturvedi Badrinath: Unity of Life and Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199465187
eISBN:
9780199086511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this essay Badrinath states that a different kind of violence is created by perceiving man and the world in the logical framework of either/or. It is in this framework that all political ... More


Hearing the Voices of the Dead: Wyschogrod, Megill, and the Heterological Historian

John D. Caputo

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter stages an Auseinandersetzung between the historian and the phenomenologist, akin to the altercation announced in the title of Van Harvey's The Historian and ... More


Imagination is Key

J. L. Schellenberg

in Evolutionary Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673766
eISBN:
9780191757129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673766.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science

Within the framework previously set out, this chapter develops certain more specific proposals for how evolutionary religion should conceive the object of faith, the attitude of faith, and the life ... More


Doxastic Responsibility: What Is It?

Rik Peels

in Responsible Belief: A Theory in Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190608118
eISBN:
9780190608132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608118.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter elucidates the basic issues of an account of responsible belief by providing an analysis of responsibility and clarifying some issues regarding belief. To be responsible is to be the ... More


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